March 18, 1929 – July 31, 2019
Tadao Tanabe passed away peacefully at home on July 31, 2019.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sachiko (Betty) and his children Lori (Dale), Carolyn (Danny), Shanna (David), and Richard (Susan). He is also survived by his grandchildren Sara (Brent), Melissa (Fernando), Bradley (Chelsea), Gillian, Angela, Claudia, Alex, Jesse, Emi, and his great grandchildren Lily, Kaiden, Barrett, Willow, Leonardo, and Paisley, along with his siblings Meiko, Fumiyo, Takao, Sakaye, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
He is predeceased by his parents Naojio and Tomie and his siblings Yutaka and Kiyoshi.
Tad will be remembered for his love of fishing, golfing, bowling, and woodworking. He loved spending time with his wife travelling and at the casino.
A public visitation will be held at the Giffen- Mack Funeral Home, 4115 Lawrence Avenue East in Scarborough, on Friday August 9, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. A private funeral service will be held Saturday August 10, 2019 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in Tadao's name to the Momiji Health Care Society ( http://momiji.on.ca/en/home/ ) or the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre ( http://www.jccc.on.ca/en/donate/ ).
- Visitation Friday, August 9, 2019